Core banking provider Ohpen appoints Douwe-Klaas Bijl as CFO and board member


15-10-2020

AMSTERDAM, October 15th, 2020 – Ohpen, the first fintech platform to bring a bank to the cloud, today announces the appointment of Douwe-Klaas Bijl as its new CFO. Joining the Executive Board, Douwe will be responsible for Ohpen’s continued expansion from a financial, risk, legal and compliance perspective.

This latest appointment forms part of Ohpen’s wider growth strategy and vision. Last month, Ohpen acquired Davinci, Europe’s STP number one loan and mortgage software company, to challenge leading core banking software providers. As a result, Ohpen now holds assets under administration in the region of $100 billion. Douwe brings his 15+ years of international experience across finance, strategy and operational implementation in the financial services sector to continue the seamless and successful integration of Davinci.

Douwe spent over 10 years with McKinsey, some of which was working at McKinsey Australia and United Kingdom, both advising clients on corporate finance and strategy and supporting them through large scale transformation programmes. He was part of the team that set-up and scaled LeasePlan’s European used-car marketplace, responsible for finance, analytics and business intelligence.   Most recently, Douwe served as the CFO for Digital Insurance Group, focusing on fundraising and growth.

“Ohpen is at an incredibly exciting stage of growth and Douwe’s experience will be crucial to our continued expansion and momentum. He has a strong perspective on the benefits of integration and a careful eye for both commercial and efficiency opportunities. He will be a key asset as we continue working on our mission of setting financial institutions free from legacy software.” said Matthijs Aler, CEO of Ohpen.

Douwe-Klaas Bijl - CFO

On his appointment, Douwe said, “I feel privileged to join Ohpen at the brink of its next wave of growth and innovation. It is uniquely placed to challenge legacy technology providers in the financial services sector and its client proposition as the only cloud-native core banking engine to offer a full suite of products is not just compelling, but proven. I am thrilled to be playing a role changing the face of finance by joining the team.”

 

About Ohpen

Ohpen was the first core-banking platform in the cloud. Built from the ground up by experienced bankers and software developers, the Ohpen Platform administers retail savings and investment accounts – with or without a fiscal wrapper. Ohpen frees financial institutions such as banks, insurers, building societies, investment institutions and pension funds from having to use legacy systems and processes. Aegon, Knab, Robeco, Nationale-Nederlanden, Link Asset Services, CMIS, Volksbank and LeasePlan Bank are all customers who have found a reliable, flexible and compliant solution in the Ohpen Platform. More than 350 people work at the company’s Amsterdam headquarters and at its offices in Antwerp, London, Barcelona, Bratislava and Zilina. For more information visit: https://www.ohpen.com/.

Press contact

Gemma Lingham (UK) gemma.lingham@fhflondon.co.uk +44 (0)7525 699347